Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Albany with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

yes, homeless use the area but no conflicts. Everyone I met was friendly. It is very pretty and easy on knees.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy loop.

A bunch of homeless people live here... no go

walking
5 months ago

Very quiet, Dogs are allowed off leash which is cool. Only issue was the trail markings were a little hard to understand. There are multiple trails a long the route and it’s confusing because you don’t know if it comes back to the original trail. Ended up walking for about two hours and just turned around so I knew I would get back at my car haha. Also very maintained and moderate walk.

hiking
7 months ago

a decent afternoon walk

a nice stroll

10 months ago

Good clear path, good for a stroll in the park.

walking
10 months ago

Cute little trail. May use for running the dog.

walking
11 months ago

There is some truth to the vagrancy in the park and on the trail. They're harmless, and they'll leave you alone. Law enforcement is down here fairly often to watch them. Saying that, I won't park my car at Bowman Park. I live a few miles from downtown Albany and I'll make a day of walking to Davis Clark Path and down through this trail to enjoy the water. The views, the quiet in a noisy town, it's worth it. An easy trek to get 5-6 miles each way if the waters are normal or low height and you start at Monteith.

walking
11 months ago

Perfect quiet trail, I'll walk it twice on a nice day to get 5 miles. You can walk over from town, I do quite often on a hot day as it's very shaded and right next to the river. A moderately used trail especially by local runners and walkers (I run into people I know fairly often) so it doesn't have the stigma it used to of car break ins and drug users. If you're in Downtown Albany and want to walk over to get away for a bit, it's ideal.

Nice place to walk.

walking
11 months ago

It's a nice path if your looking for something close to home.

11 months ago

nice quiet walk

walking
11 months ago

It was a nice walk, not too hard and didn't see a lot of people there.

walking
11 months ago

There was some really high water so most of the trail was several inches under. Doesn't take much I guess since it's right next to the river. Nice area though.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

nice easy walk. We usually do this area about 3 times a week

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another great walking trail for everyone.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Great for a nice walk on a clear day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It's a good running trail.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beautiful stroll between the river & 2 small lakes

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

just walked this trail with my toddler comma we had a great time even in the rain. pretty easy for the most part. nice and mostly through the trees

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pretty. Good for a run. Nothing spectacular. Though would go there again.

The descriptions provided by others are pretty consistent with I would've said. Good path for a short afternoon out, without having to travel far. Occasionally I have found random people and their personal belongings along the side trails, they are kind people but if that sort of stuff makes you nervous I'd recommend going with a friend.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

We live within walking distance of this park. The trail is family friendly, ideal for young kids because it's level, paved, and tucked away from the road. There is a playground, a dog park, and a creek that you can fish in too.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nice to walk for a few minutes nothing special

walking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

A nice and peaceful short trail (

walking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sweet little walk with my fiancé, relaxing and easy! Not much to see but a fun time together. Went back with our bikes and that was fun :)

walking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

A little underwhelming, but a nice walk along the river :)

trail running
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A nice spot for a run. Living in Albany, there aren't very many trails to run near by.

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